Ain Dubai, The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel To Open On 21 Oct With An Extravagant Opening Ceremony

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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It’s the moment the world has been waiting for, and the ultimate celebration destination is not going to disappoint. Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheels gearing up for its opening weekend, taking place on 21 and 22 October. Ticket prices start from AED 130 onwards. Besides, there’s also an exciting line up of entertainment, ahead of the opening weekend.

Ain Dubai opens in just two days, and it’s set to be the place to spend your long weekend with a packed schedule of free activity taking place across the spacious outdoor Ain Dubai Plaza. Read on to know more!

The Opening Weekend Will Feature A Spectacular Light Show, Fireworks & More

The opening weekend celebrations are set to take place at the spacious Ain Dubai Plaza. Doors will open at 2pm on Thursday 21 October. Visitors can expect a host of family entertainment and activities free for all to enjoy with 12 food trucks and more from 2pm to 7pm.  Besides, from 8 pm onwards you can groove to the tunes of DJ Dany Neville which will also be played into cabins for guests riding. And, this will be accompanied by several light shows taking place across the evening.

Lucky guests who’ve pre-booked to be the first to experience a 38-minute rotation in the state-of-the-art cabins can enjoy a magical sunset. Day two (Friday) kicks off again at 2 pm with more entertainment across the day and throughout the evening. Day two will feature artists from Flash Entertainment and Virgin Radio Dubai’s Regional Artist Spotlight (RAS) initiative. RAS brings together the best musical talent under the spotlight of the biggest regional players in the field of entertainment to deliver music from across genres – think rap to rock and everything in between. Ain Dubai will host several acts across the evening with the wheel and mesmerising light shows providing the perfect backdrop. So, are you up for an exciting weekend in the sky?

Well, before you head over, here’s everything you need to know about Ain Dubai.

Here’s The Complete Schedule

Thursday 21st October

  • The opening weekend celebrations will kick off with a host of family entertainment and activities free for all to enjoy with 12 food stations and more from 2pm to 6pm
  • At 5.30pm DJ Dany Neville will play a special one hour ‘sunset session’ with beats inspired by the magical moment when the sun goes down
  • At 7pm, more roaming entertainment will kick off with a DJ on stage from 8pm in the lead up to the grand opening
  • At 8.30pm, the Ain Dubai official celebration will commence with the inaugural light and drone show
  • DJ Dany Neville and friends as well as evening entertainment will take guests until close at 10.30pm

Friday 22nd October

  • Day two kicks off again with live entertainment and activities free for all to enjoy with 12 food stations and more from 2pm to 6.30pm
  • Starting from 6pm, Ain Dubai Plaza will host six artists from Flash Entertainment and Virgin Radio Dubai’s Regional Artist Spotlight (RAS) initiative until close at 10.30pm
  • Light shows will take place on the wheel across the evening at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm

Ain Dubai’s First Capsule Was Installed In August 2020

The wheel’s first capsule was installed in August 2020 and the remaining 47 capsules were gradually installed over the months. When completed, the Ferris wheel will offer visitors 360-degree views of Dubai’s famed skyline. In January, the Dubai Media Office said that the wheel will be completed this year and now the opening date has been confirmed as 21 October 2021.

Ain Dubai Will Be Taller Than The London Eye

Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel is coming to Dubai very soon. Talk about getting a bird’s eye view of Dubai’s skyline and breathtaking sunsets! The wheel is touted to be taller than the observation wheels in London (135 meters) and Las Vegas (167 metres).

The wheel can accommodate 1900 people and each ride will last for 48 minutes. The capsules are temperature controlled, to beat Dubai’s weather conditions. Over 9000 tons of steel was used for the construction of the structure. And this is 25% more than what was used for the building of the Eiffel Tower. Cable wires spanning 2400 km hold the wheel rim in place.

Well, if you’re one of the first ones to take the ride, tell us your experience in the comments below!

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